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Roscosmos Progress 83 Cargo Craft Lifts Off to Resupply Space Station Crew

The ISS Progress 83 cargo craft ascends to Earth orbit after launching on time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA TV

The uncrewed Roscosmos Progress 83 is safely in orbit and headed for the International Space Station (ISS) following its launch on Thursday, February 9 at 1:15 a.m. ESTEST is an abbreviation for Eastern Standard Time, the time zone for the eastern coast of the United States and Canada when observing standard time (autumn/winter). It is five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time. New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, and the Kennedy Space Center are in the Eastern Time Zone (ET).” data-gt-translate-attributes=”[{“attribute”:”data-cmtooltip”, “format”:”html”}]”>EST (11:15 a.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas as planned, on its way to meet up with the orbiting laboratory and its Expedition 68 crew members.

Progress will dock to the aft port of the Zvezda service module two days later, on Saturday, February 11 at 3:49 a.m. EST. Live coverage on NASAEstablished in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). It is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Its vision is "To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity." Its core values are "safety, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and inclusion." NASA conducts research, develops technology and launches missions to explore and study Earth, the solar system, and the universe beyond. It also works to advance the state of knowledge in a wide range of scientific fields, including Earth and space science, planetary science, astrophysics, and heliophysics, and it collaborates with private companies and international partners to achieve its goals.” data-gt-translate-attributes=”[{“attribute”:”data-cmtooltip”, “format”:”html”}]”>NASA TV of rendezvous and docking will begin at 3 a.m.

Progress will deliver almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies to the space station.

Source: SciTechDaily